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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe

When I have leftover ham in the fridge, I always like to make this soup. Just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker, turn it on and dinner is done. —Pamela Chambers, West Columbia, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas, rinsed
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup julienned or chopped carrots
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 carton (32 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups water


  • 1. In a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until peas are tender.
    Freeze Option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Heat through in a saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 260 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 728mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 15g fiber), 23g protein Diabetic Exchanges:2-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat

Reviews for Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

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Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"I made this for the very first time. Was good but, my soup looked more brown than green. Don't know what I did wrong. Help ??"

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"Perfect thick and richly satisfying meal on a cold cold winter night. Only problem I had with this was it made the whole house smell delicious all day and it takes like 8-10 hours to make so you can't have it anytime soon! I used canned chicken broth-- each can was 14.5 ounces and we were looking for 32 ounces total, oops. So I used 3 cans and just added another 1/4 of the package of split peas. Turned out great.

Also I didn't have any thyme, so I substituted Basil. still yum!!"

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2014

"This soup was delicious and so easy to make. I highly recommend it!"

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Made this soup on this cold night; used leftover holiday spiral ham and we loved it. Nice touch with the rosemary; I used 1-3/4 cups of water and 1/4 cup white wine. Thank you for this great recipe. Will be making this recipe again!"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2013

"This soup was easy and fantastic! My husband, who is a split pea fanatic said it was the best split pea soup he has ever had. I did add two potatoes cubed. Very hearty! Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Oct. 25, 2013

"Very tasty!"

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2013

"Absolutely loved it. Very tasty!"

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2013

"Tasty and easy to make! I've made this twice now and intend to make it again and again."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"Easy and so good. made a batch for myself and father since husband and kids will not eat split pea soup- dad made a specific phone call back to me to tell me the soup was excellent. Would definitely make this again."

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"This was very easy , and very good, I will be making again."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"This is an easy, hearty soup and tastes delicious. Wouldn't change a thing in the recipe. Bought some pre-diced vacuum-packed ham to use. Wonderful for a cold winter's supper. Will be making it often."

Reviewed Feb. 20, 2013

"This soup is delicious and freezes well."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2013

"This is excellent! I added a couple diced potatoes, a dash of Penzy's Shallot Pepper and pinch of sea salt. I also used 3 cups of water. In place of the cooked ham I used 3 small boneless smoked pork chops.

Give this one a try, you won't be sorry!"

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